Stewart Falls in 360 Degrees Mount Timpanogas Wilderness Area



Stewart Falls with remains of Avalanche at base.
Stewart Falls with remains of Avalanche at base.  

Stewart Falls Trail in 360 Degrees

The above photo was taken the last week of May 2019.  It had been raining so much, that I was hopeful the falls would be as full as the Drone video below, but I still came too early.  That is just fine with me, for I am happy to do this hike again.   I was glad I did it though, for this area has had crazy events happen that have changed this area dramatically.  There was 3 big avalanches that came down on the trail here, and then another one right over the falls.  Therefore you get the rare treat of seeing the destructive power of an avalanche first hand while walking this trail.  Trees bent over sideways, huge slabs of snow covering areas of the trail, and a monster snow pile in front of the waterfall that stretches out a long distance in all directions.  It is a site to see, so here are my hints to help make this hike still a success even though you are going into a crazy destruction zone.

HINTS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE REMNANTS OF THE AVALANCHES ON THIS TRAIL.

  1. Grab you spikes or Crampons to throw over your shoes.  While others are slipping and sliding, you will be able to walk easily over the slippery terrain.
  2. Grab your hiking sticks.  Sticks are nice to stab into the snow to give you a 3-4 point system that if you start to slip you have extra "limbs" to keep you steady.
  3.  Not sure I would bring a baby in a carrier on this hike right now.  Too many branches to scrap up faces that height, and too many places that are too easy to slip and hurt you both. 
Here are some great options for Spikes and Hiking Poles.  I have the Cascade hiking poles, and the Vdealen Crampons and they are both great.

Stewart Falls with Avalanche at Base of Falls
Stewart Falls with Avalanche at Base of Falls

STEWART WATERFALL TRAIL INFO:


  • Trail head starts just passed the State Park Pay for the Mount Timpanogas Wilderness area booth (so don't forget your state park pass if you have one.)  The pay booth is about 10 miles passed the Sundance Ski Resort.  
  • There are 2 trails from this parking lot.  The trail that heads to the left (South)  is to Stewart Falls.  The hike on the right that heads west goes to the top of Timpanogas mountain and to Timpanogas Falls. 
  • It is about 1 hour South East of SLC, 15 minutes east of Orem.
  • Hike is about 3.5 miles long.  
  • Takes about 2 hours
  • Hike is a Moderate Trail - Level 2-3
  • If there was no Avalanche Slippery snow, it would be appropriate for All Ages.
  • There are actually 2 waterfalls here.  Check out the waterfall that is just South of Stewart Falls also, for it is also very pretty.

VIDEO FROM THE BASE OF STEWART FALLS May 2019






AN ARIAL VIDEO IS THE BEST WAY TO SEE STEWART FALLS! - You Must Check out this video by Bennett Jensen..it is amazing!





PLACE WHERE MANY ARE STOPPING TO VIEW FALLS  BECAUSE OF AVALANCHE





POWER OF ONE OF THE 4 MIGHTY AVALANCHES HERE -2019 - Stewart Falls Trail

The Wake of the Avalanche - 2019 - Stewart Falls Trail


If you have little kids, I really enjoy this post with him and his family hiking to the waterfall

360 Google Earth Trail at Stewart Falls


360 Image taken in 2018 before spring had come to make everything green. 


Of course there is great info on this hike at utah.com  


Picture from Falls in April 2018



This is a beautiful hike with lots of pines and views of the Sundance Ski Resort. It comes down from higher up on the right side of the falls and allows lots of beautiful views from up high. The trail is easy to find and easy to follow.  The falls are pretty, but in June they can be spectacular. (Watch Drone video above.)

Below is a 360 walk along the middle section of the trail. 


First Glimpse of Stewart Falls - Can you find it?
First Glimpse of Stewart Falls - Can you find it? 

First Glimpse of Stewart Falls - Try to find it above?  Does the below image help?




Video of Bonus Waterfall at Stewart Falls




360 Google Earth Trail on Stewart Falls Trail





If you are curious about this area, there are so many better pictures than I got here.  Head to Google maps, and check some of them out, or Click on the Google Earth Link Below
  Stewart Falls Google Earth Link

Then click on the little dude in the bottom corner, then any blue dot or line where you want to see more,]


Second Bonus Waterfall to the left of Stewart Falls.  



Waterfall to the left of Stewart Falls.
Waterfall to the left of Stewart Falls. 

Second Waterfall just left of Stewart Falls by Mount Timpanogas Wilderness Area
Second Waterfall just left of Stewart Falls by Mount Timpanogas Wilderness Area

Stewart falls is great hike to put on your list for June.  To get up and see all the remnants of the avalanches is definitely something to behold.


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If you liked this area and Waterfall, you will also LOVE


BALD MOUNTAIN
Amazing hike, gorgeous scenic views of 12 lakes down below. 
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MIRROR LAKE

I had such a delightful time walking around the lake and kayaking in the lake.  Sunrise and sunsets were magnificent.  Loved it here.
Link for Mirror Lake





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I also LOVED  UPPER PROVO RIVER FALLS. 
Definitely a favorite waterfalls of mine.
Upper Provo River Falls
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The NORTH SIDE of DRY CREEK CANYON- HORSETAIL FALLS
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and
BELL CANYON WATERFALL
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and
LAKE BLANCHE WATERFALL


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